Moogfest has added some eclectic firepower to its already impressive lineup. M.I.A., electro-pop veterans Pet Shop Boys and experimental producer Flying Lotus will all perform night-time sets at the festival, joining previously announced headliners Chic (featuring Nile Rodgers) and Kraftwerk 3-D. The now annual music and technology gathering is held in Asheville, North Carolina and will take place April 23rd to 27th.
The festival is also known for its guest speakers, and there are several new additions on both fronts. Daytime programming will now include Deerhunter’s Bradford Cox, Yeah Yeah Yeahs multi-instrumentalist Nick Zinner, electronic artist Dan Deacon and Futurama creator David X. Cohen. They join a roster that already includes avant-garde pioneer Laurie Anderson and dance music legend Giorgio Moroder.
Other night-time acts include German electronic duo Moderat, noise experimentalists Black Dice and Canadian producer Tiga. Each night will also feature a strong lineup of showcases curated by Moog-friendly record labels such as Warp Records, Ghostly International, DFA and Fool’s Gold.
Started in 2004, Moogfest honors the legacy of music innovator Bob Moog, with an array of performances and lectures that examine the intersection of culture, technology and music. The full lineup and tickets are available at Moogfest.com.